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Khan Academy Gains J. Paul Getty Museum Education Resources
Through a partnership with Khan Academy, the J. Paul Getty Museum is expanding its open educational content program.
The museum is providing a variety of art history and art resources with the aim of "developing a rich personalized learning environment across a broad variety of topics, from the making of a medieval manuscript to the conservation of Old Master paintings."
The Getty had already embarked on a program to make its resources available to online audiences through its Open Content Program, which includes making every one of the digital images to which it holds the rights freely available for use without restriction or permission. There are more than 10,000 high-resolution images available in total through the OCP portal.
Now, with the Khan partnership, the Getty is also making available instructional videos in seven categories, comprising a total of 84 videos as of today. The example below discusses watercolor technique and, specifically, Paul Cézanne's approach to the medium.
"This new relationship with Khan Academy furthers the Museum's goal of engaging new and diverse audiences on an international level with meaningful content that will help them expand their learning," said Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, in a prepared statement. "Making our videos available through the Khan Academy website and being a part of their online curriculum, while continuing to explore additional opportunities to work together, is part of our mission to be a truly global Museum that provides access not only to the works in our galleries, but to works online as well."
Additional materials will be developed for Khan by the Getty's education department and will include curriculum and interactive activities, plus "tours, workshops, webinars, lectures, performances and a robust program of school visits." Resources will target both K-12 teachers and students, as well as adult learners.
Khan's existing art history resources include about 500 videos, 200 articles and 60 quizzes, according to the organization.
The Getty's free resources are available now.